Recently we introduced Sports Joint Release classes to our offerings at YogaBodyWorks. We did this because we know about the benefits of adding yoga (and yin yoga specifically) to your cross training program and we thought you should too.
Speak to 10 practicing yogis and you’ll probably find 10 completely different answers to the question, ‘to heat or not to heat’ your yoga practice. There are certainly benefits to both (which is why we offer both heated and unheated classes in the studio) but here’s some information that will help you decide which style of class is for you.
Most of us have heard the phrase, “I think therefore I am”. The mind behind that phrase, Rene Descartes, known to some as the father of modern philosophy, was born late in the 16th century. His many contributions to the worlds of philosophy and mathematics included an interest in the pineal gland, a light sensitive gland in the middle of the brain, responsible for producing melatonin and thought to be where the body produces its only in-house hallucinogen, dimethyltryptamine.
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I remember my first hot yoga class. I opened the studio door, the air was thick and heavy and walking into it was like walking into a wall. While the regulars barely seemed to notice the heat I wondered whether I would make it through class.
I was there because I’d heard that hot yoga was dynamic. I expected it to be a workout and was open to the opportunity to de-stress. What I was totally unprepared for was the kind of elation I felt at the end of my practice. I was relaxed but alert, calm but energetic, and I was curious about the simultaneous experience of these opposing sensations in my body.
We call ‘the edge’ in Hot Power Yoga, the boundary of where we are now and where we wish to go, to grow.
If you are a beginner at Hot Power Yoga you may feel frustrated and awkward at first; nearly everyone starts this way. You'll experience ups and downs and inevitable plateaus as you go through your Hot Power Yoga practice.